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Decision Next Week On Andy Carroll – He’ll Move To West Ham

10:24 am, Thursday, June 13th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 23 Comments

When Andy Carroll returns from his vacation from the states next week, the reports in London say that he’s expected to make a decision on his future.

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Andy Carroll – will commit to West Ham next week?

And the likelihood is that he will take the offer West Ham have on the table for him, with little chance that Newcastle are still interested in him, after a massive fee of £15M was agreed between West Ham and Liverpool for the England striker.

Newcastle will not match the fee, and they will also not match the wages the Hammers are rumored to be willing to pay Andy – said to be around £100K/week.

That’s an awful lot of money to pay for player who spends more time than most in the treatment room with various injuries each season.

Andy has been holding out accepting the Hammers’ offer, hoping that his home town club would come in – but reading the tea-leaves, that is simply not going to happen.

Andy will have little choice but to move to east London, where he will get lots of games, and a chance to make the England squad for the World Cup next June, although that’s always assuming England will qualify – which is not a certainty.

Andy is out injured for three to four months with s heel injury picked up in the last game of the season, , and the 24 year-old will not be fit to play until sometime in September, and he’s coming off an injury ravaged season in London last season.

Newcastle sold Andy to Liverpool in January of 2011 for a massive £35M, cash up front, but as so often happens he has not had the success at Liverpool or West Ham that he enjoyed at Newcastle.

But it seems he will have few options but to sign up for West Ham and become a Geordie in London, but West Ham are a very good club with great fan support, something he got used to when he was growing up in Gateshead, as a Newcastle supporter.

What do you think?

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23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    AC is injury prone, i personally wouldn’t want him here at all

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Having hobnob s sprinkled in his bed is too good for Ashley.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Ed,
    Can you please make the next Andy Carroll story after he has actually signed for someone, whether it be us W Ham or Barcelona.

  • 4 Indian Magpie // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Ed is nothing, if not consistent

  • 5 numba9 // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Having nobs sprinkled in his bed is too good for Ashley then again he might like that

  • 6 Indian Magpie // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Jail

    Whatver is too good for Ashley si also too god for PARDEW.

    Fact!

  • 7 jayphoto // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Got a feeling we have never been back in for him, might have been last season but most people connected with newcastle, liverpool and even david gold at west ham have said newcastle arent interested and havent enquired! Think the only player we’re nailed on to sign is william vainquer , not sure who its to replace though

  • 8 Sydney Toon // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Im sorry but who cares about Carroll. I would stay at pool and fight, maybe learn how to play on the ground and be a squad player and prove my worth. His size is great, he could be as good as Oscar Cardozo if he wanted to, all he has to do is not rely on his heading and work on his touch and he becomes a strong player. But he would rather go to WHU who will continue playing rugby with a round ball and he becomes too one dimensional

  • 9 numba9 // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Be useful to have but not at money they want he wouldn’t be in my eleven every week . Rather bent he has goals and another good back up as shola is just not good enough

  • 10 jayphoto // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    @sydney agree, he’d become a better allround player by staying at Liverpool! Think he’d be 4th choice for 1 upfront position though! Hes pretty well loved by the liverpool fans too! Allardyce turned him into kevin davies last season! Low goal outlay, always had his back to goal 40 yards out! Think carroll could be a 20 goal a year striker in the right side but doubt hel break double figures the way west ham use him as a cart horse

  • 11 winnynufc // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    The Remy rumour mill seems to have gone quiet!!!! I personally am a big Carroll fan but his injuries at the minute & the fact he will miss all of pre season & not start till september mmmm. I would also have Bent, we need a striker to link with the midfield. Worth a punt IMO HWTL!

  • 12 croftus5678 // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    what top class forwards would actually consider coming to us in fairness ?

    i think our best bet is bony and thats only because of tiote
    apart from that :
    pea will go higher
    carrol is avg
    bent is avg
    de-jong is a midfielder
    remy is too high on wages
    lakaku no chance
    guidetti no chance
    ba no chance

    so unless anyone has a mirracle to pull out of the bag we will be signing avg strikers if bony (and according to nufc last year we was never after him) doesnt sign.

    imo we are best going for a young fairly unknown and hopefully he will hit the ground running like hairdryer and someone avg as backup incase it doesnt work.

  • 13 jayphoto // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Apparantly bendtner is available for 2m, hes still only 25! Always thought he could be a top player in the right surroundings!

  • 14 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Croftus,
    Why no chance on Guidetti? Rumours are he could be at Sunderland next year, so why not us?

  • 15 blew // Jun 13, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Ed,
    We need a rest from Carroll and Cabaye, its every day
    with a new heading

  • 16 toon kk // Jun 13, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Carroll would be useful but who’s gonna supply him? Joey B has gone. We need pace into our squad, there’s better striker’s out there.

  • 17 workyticket // Jun 13, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Tell the truth for once, Ed.

    As I mentioned on here a while ago, he’s settled down in Bishops Stortford, he was always going to sign for West Ham and he is not demnding £100,000 per week wages. He is on £65,000 per week plus bonuses at Liverpool and that’s probably what he’s getting at West Ham too.

  • 18 Greebol1892 // Jun 13, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    AC = no thanks. More AC topics = no thanks. ANYTHING to do with AC = no thanks.

    Micah Richards anyone?

  • 19 hadthetshirt // Jun 13, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    He’s been on holiday and did say he would make his mind up when he came home.No surprises there.It’s not july 1st yet either.

  • 20 croftus5678 // Jun 13, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    @14

    on loan we may have a chance but city will never let him go

  • 21 workyticket // Jun 13, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    hadthetshirt // Jun 13, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    “He’s been on holiday and did say he would make his mind up when he came home.”

    He didn’t though, hadtheshirt. The media just used phrases like “it is understood that…” or “a source close to the player said…” etc, which is usually a prelude to a lie.

    Carroll himself said nothing about it.

  • 22 derekm // Jun 13, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Hard as it is to say it but when you look at the utterly ridiculous circus going on above us with regard to the funding of Man City, PSG, Anzi, Monaco, Chelsea and the rest we are so off the pace with our owner. No disrespect intended – his money saved the club no doubt about that, but what world are we now competing in? Platini’s fair play rules just don’t seem to be having any effect, and to be honest I can see a super euro league within five years. If UEFA want to stop the billionaires playing with their clubs then they’ll simply disband from the governing body, knock on Sky and ESPN’s door and set up their own league. As a long time fan of football to see such an unlevel playing field makes me think is it worth it? You get more honest effort at the likes of Gateshead FC. The russian money men in particular buy into clubs to gain residence in the country their clubs are based – you can’t tell me the one who has bought into the tax free haven that is Monaco did’nt have one eye on the club and the other on his own fortune, and the south of france ain’t a bad place to live anyways!

  • 23 Panzermeyer // Jun 13, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    I still find it odd that folks are against us bringing back Andy for £15mill when it effectively means we will have made £20mill profit on him for doing nothing. Yet we have halfwits saying its too much money.

    Prediction – Andy will score more goals than ours leading scorer next season, even with injuries.

    The Mackems will finish comfortably in the top 10 and maybe get into Europe. The Toon will finish comfortably in the bottom 5. It pains me, but we are run by morons who only want to fleece us, always have been, always will be.




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